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Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Municipality
Frae the tap, left tae richt: Iglesia Matriz de la Concepción, Mercado Nuestra Señora de África, Puente Serrador, Torres de Santa Cruz, Panoramic ceety, Auditorio de Tenerife, Playa de Las Teresitas an Plaza de España.
Frae the tap, left tae richt: Iglesia Matriz de la Concepción, Mercado Nuestra Señora de África, Puente Serrador, Torres de Santa Cruz, Panoramic ceety, Auditorio de Tenerife, Playa de Las Teresitas an Plaza de España.
Banner o Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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Coat o airms o Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Coat o airms
Nickname(s): "La Capital Chicharrera", "La Capital Tinerfeña", "La Capital Santacrucera", "The Sydney o the Atlantic".[1]
Santa Cruz de Tenerife is locatit in Spain, Canary Islands
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Coordinates: 28°28′N 16°15′W / 28.467°N 16.250°W / 28.467; -16.250Coordinates: 28°28′N 16°15′W / 28.467°N 16.250°W / 28.467; -16.250
Kintra Spain
Autonomous commonty Canary Islands
Province Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Island Tenerife
Foondit 3 Mey 1494, foondit as "Real de la Santa Cruz"
Govrenment
 • Alcalde Excmo. Sr. Don José Manuel Bermúdez Esparza ([(CC-PNC-CCN)])
Area[2]
 • Municipality 150.56 km2 (58.13 sq mi)
Elevation 4 m (13 ft)
Population (2013)[4]
 • Municipality 206,593
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
 • Urban 538,000[3]
Demonym Santacrucero, ra Chicharrero, ra
Time zone WET
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC)
Postal code 38001-38010
Dialin code [(+34 922 + 6 deegits)]
Leid Spainyie
Website Offeecial wabsteid

Santa Cruz de Tenerife (commonly kent as Santa Cruz) is the caipital (jointly wi Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), seicont-maist muckle ceety o the Autonomous Community o the Canary Islands an the 21st lairgest ceety in Spain, wi a population of 222,417 in 2009. Santa Cruz is the seicont lairgest ceety an metropolitan aurie o the European Union ootside Europe. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is an aa the caipital o the island o Tenerife (maist populatit o archipelago an Spain) an caipital o the province o Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Locatit in northeast quadrant o Tenerife, aboot 210 kilometres (130 mi) aff the northwastren coast o Africae athin the Atlantic Ocean. Atween the 1833 territorial diveesion o Spain an 1927 Santa Cruz de Tenerife wis the sole caipital o the Canary Islands, till 1927 when a decree ordered that the caipital o the Canary Islands be shared, as it remains at present. The port is o great importance an is the communications hub atween Europe, Africae an Americas, wi cruise ships arrivin frae mony naitions. The ceety is the nerve center on domestic an inter-island communications in the Canary Islands.

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